Recent News

Defamation Case: Bad Neighbours and an AVO

22.07.20

The case of Cosco v Hutley is a cautionary warning to be mindful of what is said in the heat of battle as it could lead to a defamation case. Read More.

Where Joint Ventures Fail

22.07.20

Joint ventures are often considered an attractive vehicle to combining businesses. However, disputes and failed arrangements are a common occurrence. Read More.

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Safe Haven for Hong Kong Nationals

10.07.20

In light of the current political climate in Hong Kong, the Australian Government has announced visa extensions for some Hong Kong residents. Read More.

Family Business Disputes: Bringing a Derivative Action

12.06.20

Many directors, shareholders and other company officers are often unaware that when a dispute arises between directors and/or shareholders of the same company, they have legal standing to bring a derivative action. Read More.

Media outlets confirmed as ‘publishers’ of Facebook comments

09.06.20

Case study: Media outlets 'publishers' of Facebook comments. The Voller decision has the potential to impact any business that administers a social media page. Read More.

Retail Shop & Commercial Leases Regulation (Fact Sheet)

03.06.20

On 28 May 2020, the Queensland Government introduced the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Regulation). The following fact sheet provides general guidance in navigating the Regulation.  Read More.

Changes to Insolvency Laws Due to COVID-19

15.05.20

On 22 March 2020, the Federal Government announced a range of temporary measures to provide relief to businesses across Australia who are currently, or will shortly, experience extreme pressure due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Read More.

THE NEW COVID-19 PANDEMIC EVENT VISA (SUBCLASS 408): AM I ELIGIBLE AND SHOULD I APPLY?

30.04.20

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, otherwise known as coronavirus, many temporary visa holders have found themselves stuck as to what to do next in terms of their Australian immigration options. Read More.

COVID-19 Protections for Queensland residential tenants: Issues for landlords

14.04.20

The Queensland Government has announced a range of temporary legislative changes to protect residential tenants during the COVID-19 crisis. These include bans on evictions, extension of leases and capped break lease costs. Read More.

COVID-19: Changes to development approvals

09.04.20

Like most sectors of the economy, developers and the construction industry is not immune from the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Major disruption to supply chains and possible difficulty sourcing materials means many development projects may be delayed. Following a number of workers on several construction sites in Australia testing positive for COVID-19, worker shortages or the temporary shutdown of construction sites is also a very real possibility. Read More.

COVID-19 Changes Affecting Temporary Visa Holders

09.04.20

Recently, the Australian government, particularly Prime Minister Scott Morrison and acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge, announced new measures in respect of Australian immigration, particularly with respect to temporary visa holders. Read More.

COVID-19 Effects on Estate Planning

08.04.20

COVID-19 requires many to isolate, quarantine or in the worst case, receive treatment for the virus. Practically, this poses many challenges especially from an estate planning perspective. Our estate planning team has developed a wills self-execution procedure to assist clients currently in self-isolation or quarantine. Our procedure follows strict compliance requirements to ensure the validity of all wills executed from our clients’ home. Read More.